‘This isn’t any lockdown birthday party, it’s an M&S lockdown birthday party’: Twitter users poke fun at Boris Johnson’s latest Covid-busting bash

  • After ‘partygate”, the meme treatment was applied to Prime Minister. 
  • The PM was seen at a significant social event to celebrate his birthday in 2020, as it emerged today.
  • Boris Johnson is facing yet another setback in his attempts to keep the Tory party leadership.
  • This latest disclosure comes days after the results of an inquiry into Lockdown Rules were to be made public by Downing Street

Boris Johnson is now under the scanner of internet meme police. It was revealed that Boris Johnson attended an event in Downing Street with 30 other guests to mark his 2020 birthday. 

Johnson’s wife Carrie arranged the birthday party for Number 10 and it was attended by thirty guests, according to ITV.

As the Prime Minister waits for Sue Gray’s results in her investigation of Downing Street’s violation of lockdown rules, the bombshell is a surprise. 

One senior MP described the crisis facing Johnson and the Conservative party as ‘never-ending’, while another said: ‘It should have been curtains last week and presumably there is still more to come out after Gray, just in case that has not dealt the killer blow.’ 

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, co-chair of the Conservative Party, also warned: ‘Anybody who was at a party where rules were broken, whether that’s a Prime Minister, ministers, special advisers, or civil servants, [they]should resign.

Guests at Johnson’s birthday bash reportedly included the interior designer Lulu Lytle – the person responsible for a six-figure revamp of the PM’s official flat – who joined in with a chorus of happy birthday as the PM was presented with a Union Jack cake.

Although Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of India is believed to have been present for only a few minutes, other sources claim that he was not invited. Martin Reynolds was said to also have attended, which is the unofficial principal private secretary of Mr Johnson.

Other guests are reported to have included Jack Doyle, the director of communications, and Shelley Williams-Walker, his head of operations.  

After the shocking news was announced, memes flooded social media. Some people enjoyed the chaos, while others were disgusted at Prime Minister David Cameron’s apparent support for a “one rule for them, one rule for us” philosophy.